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Learning at REED Academy

school program

Learning at REED Academy

REED Academy is a private, nonprofit school approved by the New Jersey Department of Education to serve students with autism from ages 3 to 21. Click here to learn more about admissions.

The school year at REED is 210 days, which includes a 30-day extended school year program. Our day runs from 9:00 am to 2:45 pm, Monday through Friday. View our calendar.

Meet REED Academy’s leadership team.

AT REED ACADEMY, NO TWO STUDENTS ARE THE SAME

Our highly trained, dedicated staff focuses on each student’s needs, applying the highest standard of individualized and specialized education based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

Walk through our New Jersey Department of Education–approved, state-of-the-art school in Oakland, New Jersey, and you’ll find students with autism ages 3 to 21 working on an individualized curriculum. Using an educational approach that is tailored to each student’s strengths and abilities, we create opportunities for every child to reach his or her fullest potential.

Traditional school subjects like English language arts and mathematics are only the beginning—at REED Academy, we also teach students essential life skills such as brushing teeth, getting a haircut, and learning to swim. In addition, we work with parents to target life skills that will help their child become more at ease in the family setting. Our goal is for every student to thrive in their home, in their community, and in the world. Whenever possible, we prepare students for opportunities in less restrictive placements such as a general education classroom in their local school district.

 

What we offer at REED Academy

  • Individualized programming based on the science of ABA
  • Intensive ABA training for families and caregivers
  • Ongoing assessment of individual progress (e.g., PEAK, VB-MAPP, AFLS)
  • Individualized curriculum development
  • Integration of modern technologies
  • Online data collection system allowing parental access
  • Transition planning and support
  • Integrated speech and language services

  • Augmentative and alternative communication evaluation and support

  • Year-round swim program to promote physical education and water safety

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About Applied Behavior Analysis

A cornerstone of REED’s success is applied behavior analysis (ABA), which utilizes scientific and ethical approaches to understanding why people do what they do and helps them make meaningful changes to their behavior. At REED, our highly trained and dedicated instructors break complex skills into smaller and more teachable parts while providing versatile methods of instruction individualized to each student.

ABA is widely recognized as an effective treatment for autism spectrum disorder by the U.S. Surgeon General, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Institute of Mental Health. Decades of research has shown that intensive ABA treatment is the most successful approach for children with autism.

“Since opening our doors in 2003, our team has witnessed the effects of ABA and the positive impact it can have. Every family has a different set of values and goals that influence their idea of a happy, productive life—and ABA gives our team the flexibility to individualize each goal to meet the child’s and family’s needs.”

–Kelli Fowler, MA, BCBA, Clinical Director, REED Academy

 

AT REED ACADEMY, NO TWO STUDENTS ARE THE SAME

Our highly trained, dedicated staff focuses on each student’s needs, applying the highest standard of individualized and specialized education based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

Walk through our New Jersey Department of Education–approved, state-of-the-art school in Oakland, New Jersey, and you’ll find students with autism ages 3 to 21 working on an individualized curriculum. Using an educational approach that is tailored to each student’s strengths and abilities, we create opportunities for every child to reach his or her fullest potential.

Traditional school subjects like English language arts and mathematics are only the beginning—at REED Academy, we also teach students essential life skills such as brushing teeth, getting a haircut, and learning to swim. In addition, we work with parents to target life skills that will help their child become more at ease in the family setting. Our goal is for every student to thrive in their home, in their community, and in the world. Whenever possible, we prepare students for opportunities in less restrictive placements such as a general education classroom in their local school district.

 

What we offer at REED Academy

  • Individualized programming based on the science of ABA
  • Intensive ABA training for families and caregivers
  • Ongoing assessment of individual progress (e.g., PEAK, VB-MAPP, AFLS)
  • Individualized curriculum development
  • Integration of modern technologies
  • Online data collection system allowing parental access
  • Transition planning and support
  • Integrated speech and language services

  • Augmentative and alternative communication evaluation and support

  • Year-round swim program to promote physical education and water safety

l

About Applied Behavior Analysis

A cornerstone of REED’s success is applied behavior analysis (ABA), which utilizes scientific and ethical approaches to understanding why people do what they do and helps them make meaningful changes to their behavior. At REED, our highly trained and dedicated instructors break complex skills into smaller and more teachable parts while providing versatile methods of instruction individualized to each student.

ABA is widely recognized as an effective treatment for autism spectrum disorder by the U.S. Surgeon General, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Institute of Mental Health. Decades of research has shown that intensive ABA treatment is the most successful approach for children with autism.

“Since opening our doors in 2003, our team has witnessed the effects of ABA and the positive impact it can have. Every family has a different set of values and goals that influence their idea of a happy, productive life—and ABA gives our team the flexibility to individualize each goal to meet the child’s and family’s needs.”

–Kelli Fowler, MA, BCBA, Clinical Director, REED Academy

 

REED Academy is a private, nonprofit school approved by the New Jersey Department of Education to serve students with autism from ages 3 to 21. Click here to learn more about admissions.

The school year at REED is 210 days, which includes a 30-day extended school year program. Our day runs from 9:00 am to 2:45 pm, Monday through Friday. View our calendar.

Meet REED Academy’s leadership team.

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